Best Bets for the Weekend: Country music under the clocktower in PV, animal sleuthing and Newsies on stage

Hudson Drive will play a concert under the Prairie Village Shops clocktower Thursday. Photo credit Hudson Drive.

The Fourth of July may be behind us, but there’s still plenty of holiday fun on the horizon. Check out these options for keeping this week’s party going…

  • It’s gonna be a little bit country in the Prairie Village Shops tonight. Enjoy a free and family friendly Independence Day After Party in true Patriotic Prairie Village style. There will be live country music by Hudson Drive Band and food for purchase from C. Frogs and Dolce.
  • If you’re further south you might want to sing, dance and listen to lively music at a free children’s concert at the Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead. Meet at the Prairie Pavilion. Admission to the Farmstead is free for these events. Plan to bring your lawn chair or blanket. Tonight’s featured entertainer is Percussion Magic.
  • Ernie Miller Nature Center will host Animal Clues on Friday evening in the Amphitheater. Investigate different animal clues and see a live animal that often leaves signs behind. This event is $3 per person and children two and under are free. In the event of inclement weather or excessive heat, the program will be held in the Ernie Miller Nature Center.
  • Saturday marks the start of Newsies at the Jewish Community Center. For the first time, The Coterie and the White Theatre at The J join forces to create Kansas City’s first locally-produced production of the Broadway smash hit.